Sun
28
April
15:00
Palácio do Bolhão — Porto
PICHET KLUNCHUN & WU-KANG CHEN
THAILAND
BEHALF

National Premiere

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Etang Chen
Sun
28
April
15:00
Palácio do Bolhão — Porto

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Behalf is a collaboration between 2 contemporary Asian male choreographers / dancers who ‘dis/close’ themselves to each other and to the spectator.

Taking equal turns on stage, they reveal personal portraits in pure movement. These form short and intriguing snapshots on power and iconography in fatherhood, heritage and self-making. One seeks to embrace patrimony; the other tries to reform it. They speak, as unresolved individuals, through incomplete voices: each on behalf of himself, and of other figures who embody him.

PICHET KLUNCHUN bridges traditional Thai Classical Dance language with contemporary sensibility, while keeping the heart and wisdom of the convention. He trained in Thai Classical Mask Dance, Khon, from age 16 with Chaiyot Khummanee, one of the best Khon masters in Thailand. After receiving his degree in Thai Classical Dance at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, he pursued theatre both as dancer and choreographer at high-profile occasions.


WU-KANG began studying dance at the age of twelve. He graduated from the Taiwan University of Arts, and was the first place winner of the Annual Choreographic Competition held by the National Dance Association of Taiwan in 1999.

Choreography and performance Pichet Klunchun, Wu-Kang Chen • Dramaturgy Tang Fu-Kuen • Technical director Chia-Ming Liu • Light design Takayuki Fujimoto • Costumes Keith Lin • Set design Yin-Chiao Liao • Production Horse, Wen Huang • Coproduction Cloud Gate Foundation • Approximate lenght 1h30


PERFORMANCE IN ENGLISH WITHOUT SUBTITLES

15 APR — 02 MAY 2021

Porto

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